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Frank Groucho

Frank Groucho
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Frankly, one should be  a fan if choosing to attend An Evening with Groucho starring Frank Ferrante. Definitively and decisively. As a true Groucho Marx fan, this could be an evening that’s highly entertaining, producing aching sides and sore facial muscles. Ferrante resembles Groucho Marx and sounds a bit like him too, though his words […]

Return Rain to the Aquifer Beneath Us

Return Rain to the Aquifer Beneath Us

Landscape architect Orchid Black wants to “return rain to the aquifer beneath us!” On January 9, Black will offer ways to retain water on-site and filter it back into the soil and aquifer. With three days of rain predicted and hopefully more to come, this may be just the time to learn these techniques. Orchid […]

Wanna Cheeseburger?

Wanna Cheeseburger?

Once again the year begins with burger meat. And a slice of…what? Emmentaler? Wisconsin cheddar? Or maybe crumbles of Berkshire Blue? Shall it be a bare bones classic burger or one topped with anything from fried eggs and french fries to pineapple rings and carrot strings? January 10-15 is the 4th Annual Cheeseburger Week, where […]

Youth Ceramics

Youth Ceramics

Growing up in Fairfield County, Connecticut one of the places to which I returned happily time and time again was what I knew only as Silvermine. Sitting in the passenger seat, trying not to get car sick as my mother drove down windy roads crowded with ancient trees and an endless canopy of greenery overhead, […]

Resolve to Write Your Story

Resolve to Write Your Story

In August of 1999 I visited England. Among many other delights, I climbed the famous Glastonbury Tor with a local guide. From the top we viewed green, billowing hills, cozy farms and miles of hedgerows. But the most remarkable sight was a giant, flat-topped hill that dominated the landscape, its ramparts tiered like a green […]

No “Thon”, No Totes, No Gala

No “Thon”, No Totes, No Gala

The YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley is not sending out mailing labels, offering tote bags, hosting a gala, or asking that we walk, swim, or run for “any activity that has the word ‘thon’ in it.” For a $25 donation to help empower girls, educate women, and fight for racial justice and civil rights, YWCA P-FV will […]

Morning Shadows, POV & Polarizing Birds

Morning Shadows, POV & Polarizing Birds

Stephanie Armetta Clements walks. Altadena, Pasadena. Wherever her legs carry her. We thank Stephanie—a member of Walking Pasadena—for sharing her “walking” photos.   ~~~   Stephanie Armetta Clements is a thirty-year resident of Pasadena and a landscape architect. She loves street photography and early morning walks, especially in public gardens and cemeteries. Her work has […]

Elizabeth Garrison: Artist in Residence

Elizabeth Garrison: Artist in Residence

Sincere thanks to Elizabeth Garrison for sharing her experiences and photos during her recent artist residency…   “My San Gabriel Mountains National Monument Artist Residency without wifi, television, Victor, or DVD player” Location: Crystal Lake above Azuza Dec. 1, 2014: Today is the day I began my artist residency for the newly signed San Gabriel […]

Lian Goes Rose

Lian Goes Rose

As we were unable to attend, Hometown Pasadena extends heartfelt thanks to Lian Dolan for sharing her 2016 Rose Parade pictures. Enjoy!   ~~~   Lian Dolan is a writer and broadcaster. You can find her podcast Satellite Sisters at SatelliteSisters.com. Her first novel, Helen of Pasadena, an L. A. Times bestseller for over a […]

2016 Festival of Women Authors

2016 Festival of Women Authors

We realize it’s three months until April 9, when the Pasadena Literary Alliance presents the Pasadena Festival of Women Authors, but this event sells out quickly, so for those who forget until it’s too late or those who have never heard of PFWA, we want to offer a tease—and a nudge. In prior years, many […]

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